Sunday, May 1, 2011

1 + 1 = 3!!

That’s right!  This November Logan and I are going to be parents!  This has been THE hardest secret to keep.  We knew we were pregnant for about a month before telling our parents, and then we waited another month before spilling the beans to everyone else.  We finally started telling people this past week, and it has been so much fun! 

But let me start from the beginning… 

Having to wait the couple of weeks to find out if we were pregnant was not easy for me.  Turns out I’m not too patient when it comes to stuff like this!  So, I started taking pregnancy tests (yes, a couple per day…) a few days earlier than I probably should have.  And of course they kept coming back negative…. until March 3rd. 

I’d taken one test in the morning before work, and it was negative.  After work I went out to dinner with friends, and came home to find Logan on the phone with a good friend he doesn’t get to talk to often.  I decided to sneak off and take another test while he was preoccupied.  (Yeah, I’d been informed by my husband that I was going through them too quickly since they’re not particularly cheap.  So I’d resorted to sneaking them.  Anyone who knows me knows this sounds about right!)  I wasn’t expecting the test to be positive, so when I saw the faintest second little pink line, I couldn’t believe it!      1.  First Positive 3-3-11 
But before getting too excited, I took another one – a digital one this time.  That one came back positive too! 
2.  Positive!  3-3-11 
I wanted to run into the living room right away and tell Logan the good news, but he was still on the phone with his friend, and I obviously wanted his undivided attention when telling him.  I had to wait 20 excruciating minutes before being able to tell him!  I showed him the positive test with the faint pink line first, and he didn’t believe me that it was actually positive.  So I pulled out the digital one that makes it impossible to deny! 

Here he is after realizing the tests were really positive.  :) 3.  Logan seeing positive pregnancy test  3-3-11 4.  Logan can't believe it 
And of course, a shot of the happy Parents-To-Be!  

6.  New Parents-To-Be!  3-3-11

Three days later, I wasn’t feeling particularly pregnant yet.  (I guess I thought it would happen overnight?!)  So in order to make sure it was still real (and because I had some leftover tests stashed away…) I took another one.  That faint little pink line was much darker this time!
2.  Second positive  3-6-11
I have always enjoyed seeing pictures of my friends growing baby bumps, so I decided start taking mine from the very beginning.  Since we had to keep the news a secret until recently, I’ve got quite a few weeks worth of tummy shots to catch up on!   

4 Weeks:
1.  4 weeks, 3-6-11 
5 Weeks:
5 weeks  3-14-11 
6 Weeks:
6 weeks  3-20-11 
7 weeks:  (and the start of the dreaded morning sickness…)
7 weeks   3-27-11 
We had our first doctor’s appointment at 7 weeks and 1 day and got to see the little peanut for the first time!  Granted, it’s pretty hard to make anything out in the picture, but on the live sonogram screen we could see things a little better.  We got to see the heart fluttering away (132 beats a minute!) and that was really, really surreal. 
9 Weeks:  (and on the cruise ship)
9 weeks  4-11-11 
10 Weeks:
1.  10 weeks  4-18-11 
11 weeks:  This week we had another doctor’s appointment and got to see the baby on a quick ultrasound.  We didn’t get a printed picture since it lasted literally about 3 minutes and was only to check the heart beat – which was 172!  It was so amazing to see an actual baby up on the screen.  It’s hard to believe how much he/she has changed and grown in just a month.   
1.  11 weeks  4-25-11 
12 Weeks:
1.  12 weeks  5-1-11 
Over the last week or so, I’ve started to feel a bit better.  The nausea is definitely getting a little better, but I’m still pretty tired.  Chicken still repulses me – the sight, the smell… even just the though of it – but I’m hoping that will get better soon since I’m running out of creative ways to eat beef.  :)  As for cravings, it varies.  Initially I wanted salty things – particularly cashews – but lately I’ve wanted sweet (peanut M&M’s and ice cream) and sour (sour gummi worms).  Who knows if these are really pregnancy related cravings, or just Lorin cravings?  :)

Our next ultrasound will be next Monday, and I hope to get a new printed picture of Peanut!  We are so excited, and very thankful for all the kind words and well wishes we’ve received.  We would appreciate your prayers as we prepare for the journey of parenthood. 

Just 196 days to go until November 13th! 


Lori said...

Yay! Can't wait to follow along on the blog as I seem to miss things when they're only on facebook. So excited for y'all!

Jessica said...

yea!! you updated the blog!! we are thrilled to be an aunt and uncle in November!! we love you both!

kinsey said...

So excited for y'all! And super lucky you get so many sonograms...that is always fun. I'm definitely putting my guess in for girl! Scott said the same thing ;-)

Stephanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS Lorin and Logan!!! That is so exciting. So happy for ya'll! :)

Marcy Gloeckler said...

Congratulations! I am super excited for you and Logan! :)

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you finally updated! Your belly pics are super cute (I never had the guts to take pictures with taite or now with this one ;)) My vote is girl ;) Love you guys and we are so excited for you and to have kids so close in age!!